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Senior Project Manager/Senior Designer

Opa-Locka, Florida, United States
May 26, 2010

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Versatile professional adept at creating detailed Construction Documents (CDs), rapidly addressing client needs, and working closely with contractors and vendors to ensure on-time and under-budget project completion. Able to implement highly efficient CAD policies/procedures and effectively train staff. Expert in managing project costs, conducting field survey analyses, and crafting Layout, Grading, Hardscape, Irrigation, and Planting Plans.

Project Management  Design Studies/Presentation Graphics  Construction Documents

Staff Collaboration  Field Survey Analysis  Budgeting, Cost Estimating  Vendor Management

Client Relationships  Issue Resolution  Regulatory Compliance  Solution-Oriented CAD Management


R.E. TRUSKOWSKI, Palm Beach, Florida/Santa Barbara, California  2005-2009

Provider of upscale landscape architecture services.

Project Manager (2006-2009)

Provided dedicated project support from Conceptual phase through preparation of Construction Documents (CDs) and successful Construction Implementation. Generated targeted plans for California-based projects, as well as extensive Irrigation Plans in NV and FL. Ensured conformance to applicable codes and regulations. Liaised closely with clients and representatives, addressing issues and recommending solutions. Controlled budget and crafted cost estimates, and ensured timely invoicing. Built lasting vendor relationships and approved products delivering marked cost efficiencies.

Key Accomplishments:

Applied AutoCAD expertise towards developing training manual utilized across 4 offices.

Ensured construction project adherence to established timeframes through effectively coordinating with contractors, sub-contractors and consultants.

Landscape Designer (2005-2006)

Provided dedicated oversight of construction projects, maintaining detailed documentation and liaising closely with clients, contractors and vendors to ensure completion within established deadlines. Noted for exceptional maintenance of CAD libraries and hands-on staff training.

Key Accomplishments:

Established new CAD program and procedures, obtained senior staff buy-in, and managed introduction, resulting in significant productivity gains.

Applied far-ranging project management and technical skills towards rapidly resolving project issues and identifying improvements.


GEORGE GIRVIN & ASSOCIATES, Santa Barbara, California  2004-2005

Comprehensive landscape architecture and site planning firm.

Landscape Designer

Aided Senior Staff in developing viable plans from Conceptual and Design Development(DD) through Construction Documentation (CD) phases. Delivered key insights and stressed compliance with client requirements. Noted for attention to detail, exemplary communication skills, and diverse technical expertise including AutoCAD and Photoshop.

RGA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, INC., Palm Springs, California  2003-2004

Provider of landscape architecture services to developers.

Landscape Designer

Offered dedicated CAD support, with particular specializations in Layout, Hardscape, Irrigation, and Planting Plans. Worked closely with developer clients in addressing issues and rapidly executing changes. Adhered to aggressive timeframes and maintained up-to-the-minute knowledge of applicable codes/regulations.

Key Accomplishments:

Spurred successful project completion through producing 11 sets of plans within 1 year.

Forged lasting developer relationships and interfaced with local jurisdictions as needed.

Career Note: Additional experience as Landscape Designer and Commercial/Residential Pool Designer for Patio Pools & Spas (2001-2003), providing hands-on project support and executing challenging grading plans resulting in city approval.


Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Studies- Iowa State University, Iowa

Landscape Irrigation Design- Rain Bird Academy, Florida

Mike Lin Graphic Workshop - Kansas


AutoCAD 2009

Nemetschek Vectorworks Landmark (Site Information Modeling)

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

MS Office 2007- Excel, Word, Outlook

Google SketchUp

Microstation J

* Fluent in Spanish

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